BSc Chemistry and Mathematics
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to: - demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the basic body of knowledge for the programme of study; - demonstrate a reasonable level of skills in calculation and manipulation within this basic body of knowledge; - apply core concepts and principles in well-defined contexts, showing judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques; - understand logical arguments, identifying the assumptions and conclusions made; - demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods; - present straightforward arguments and conclusions reasonably accurately and clearly; - demonstrate appropriate transferable skills and the ability to work under guidance. In addition they should have provided evidence of being able to: - demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline of chemistry; - deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within chemistry and mathematics;- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in chemistry and mathematics; - make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;- apply their knowledge and understanding and develop their experimental skills; - conform to professional standards in Chemistry, and to satisfy the admission criteria for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC).
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature;- the ability to carry out an extended piece of work or project.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of chemistry and mathematics;- work that draws on a wide variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the chemistry or mathematics;- work that is typically both evaluative and creative;- in European, American and Industrial programmes, students have to pass year 3 but do not get a grade which contributes to the degree class.